By DaVita® dietitian Erin Dickerson, RD
Many people experience a time when their go-to favorite meals have become boring and overdone. But spicing up foods with sauce can instantly turn them from bland to fab! Sauce can be used to marinate meats, add some kick to vegetables and perk up plain pasta. In addition to adding flavor and color, sauces add moistness to tougher cuts of meat. If you’re struggling to eat adequate calories, some sauces contribute extra calories without filling you up too quickly.
The amount of sodium in a half cup of spaghetti sauce is well over a quarter of your recommended daily intake. And most of us use much more gravy than quarter cup serving size in the above example. But never fear, homemade sauce blends are here—they’re easy to prepare and tasty, too. Here are a few things to consider before you start saucing things up:
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